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English definition of “doyen”

doyen

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈdɔɪ.en/ /dwaɪˈen/
the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of workPosition and status in groups and organizationsExperts and specialistsImportant people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
(Definition of doyen noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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